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Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 19, 2013
Stasi legacy gives Germans different view on NSA spying
German officials have been quick to ascribe the fury of their citizens over U.S. spying to their own history with the excesses of the surveillance state. But victims of the fearsome communist East German secret police say: not so fast.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Nov 7, 2013
White House mulls separate leaders for NSA, Cyber Command
The Obama administration is considering ending a controversial policy that since 2010 has placed one military official at the head of both the nation's largest spy agency and its cyberoperations command, U.S. officials said.
WORLD
Nov 6, 2013
U.S. spy agencies out of sync, panel finds
The scientific research efforts of the U.S. intelligence community are poorly coordinated, and agencies have struggled to develop adequate defenses against emerging threats including cyber-attacks, according to a national commission that released its findings Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 3, 2013
Eyes everywhere: 9/11 attacks transform once underfunded NSA into an all-seeing technological powerhouse
The National Security Agency gathers intelligence to keep America safe. But leaked documents reveal the NSA's dark side — and show an agency intent on exploiting the digital revolution to the full.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 30, 2013
U.S. spying on friends prompts look at 'adversarial' international system
A week now after the initial revelation that the United States may have monitored the cellphone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, there's little doubt that the story has been damaging for this country and for the National Security Agency, which earned the wrath of even longtime defender Sen. Dianne...
WORLD
Oct 26, 2013
Former NSA chief gets a taste of the other side of eavesdropping
He should've taken the Quiet Car.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Oct 22, 2013
Russia eyeing NSA-like surveillance
Less than three months after granting asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, Russia is preparing to implement the kind of electronic surveillance that Snowden uncovered in the U.S.
WORLD
Oct 16, 2013
U.S. spy court lists changes it forces in surveillance requests
A secret surveillance court that has been criticized for approving the vast majority of the U.S. government's applications to spy on suspected terrorists and other targets reported Tuesday that the government had revamped roughly one-fourth of its requests in the face of court questions and demands.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 15, 2013
NSA said collecting millions of email address books, 'buddy lists' daily
The U.S. National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans, according to senior intelligence officials and top secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 22, 2013
Vetting firms 'rush' through security clearances
When Ileana Privetera started working for the contractor USIS, the firm that vetted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, it sounded like the perfect job. A mother, she would have flexible hours for her family, and she would be helping the country...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Sep 3, 2013
Nukes, terrorists, intel gaps: U.S. 'black budget' shows extent of distrust toward Pakistan
The $52.6 billion U.S. intelligence arsenal is aimed mainly at unambiguous adversaries, including al-Qaida, North Korea and Iran. But top-secret budget documents reveal an equally intense focus on one purported ally: Pakistan, which appears at the top of charts listing critical U.S. intelligence gaps.
WORLD / Crime & Legal / ANALYSIS
Aug 23, 2013
Transgender community unsure whether Manning's move will be blessing or curse
"I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female."
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 23, 2013
Hormone therapy adjusts body's balance over years
The hormone replacement therapy that U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has requested alters the body's balance of sex hormones: estrogen for male-to-female and testosterone for female-to-male transitions. Sometimes, male-to-female patients will also be given progesterone, another steroid typically produced...
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 23, 2013
Convicted leaker Manning says he's a woman, wants to be called Chelsea
U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning said Thursday that he will live as a woman and seek hormone replacement therapy while incarcerated, confronting the military prison system with a demand that has prompted state and federal institutions to reluctantly offer similar treatment to inmates.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 10, 2013
Putin taken to task on soured U.S. relations
Vladimir Putin's Russia has slid back toward the suspicions and mistrust of the Cold War contest with the United States, U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday, adding that it is appropriate to "reassess" a relationship that has been damaged most recently by the case of National Security Agency leaker...
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 1, 2013
Where does Manning rank in the annals of espionage?
Cleared of the most serious charge — aiding and abetting the enemy — but convicted of most everything else, including espionage, Pfc. Bradley Manning is now facing sentencing, which could land him behind bars from roughly zero to more than 100 years.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / ANALYSIS
Jul 31, 2013
WikiLeaks' founder may be next target
The conviction of U.S. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning on espionage charges Tuesday makes it increasingly likely that the United States will prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a co-conspirator, according to his attorney and other civil liberties groups.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 28, 2013
Idaho mom sues Obama over surveillance program
Anna Smith is a mother of two who lives in rural Idaho, works the night shift as a nurse and goes to the gym a lot. She rarely follows the news and knows little about the debate over government surveillance and privacy that has rocked Washington in recent weeks.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 28, 2013
Breakneck NSA growth fueled by insatiable demand for its product
Twelve years later, the cranes and earthmovers around the National Security Agency are still at work, tearing up pavement and uprooting trees to make room for a larger workforce and more powerful computers. Already bigger than the Pentagon in square meters, the NSA's footprint will grow by an additional...
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 22, 2013
Pentagon shifts drone army to new hot spots worldwide
The steel-gray U.S. Air Force Predator drone plunged from the sky, shattering on mountainous terrain near the Iraq-Turkey border. For Kurdish guerrillas hiding nearby, it was an unexpected gift from the propaganda gods.

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